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Small but packed with planes

Got a deal with one of the local radio stations and went for the first time with the two young boys... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BedfordshireClimber
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Bedfordshire
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Aviation history that you can touch and smell!

Given that I live no more than 5 miles away, I felt I should know more about this museum. My last... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric B
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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The UK’s oldest aviation museum dedicated to the preservation of the de Havilland aviation heritage.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1BU, England
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+44 1727 826400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a deal with one of the local radio stations and went for the first time with the two young boys and the wife. They had a special day on where they were showing off one of the first jet commercial jet airliners and the...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Bedfordshire Climber for your review of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum-it is much appreciated by all the volunteers and staff.We are the oldest aviation museums in the UK and one of the very few where visitors can close up and into many of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Given that I live no more than 5 miles away, I felt I should know more about this museum. My last visit was 10-15 years ago and I remembered very little. This time was a revelation, learning about the history of the Mosquito but also...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Eric for taking the time to write your comments about the de Havilland Aircraft Museum as they are much appreciated by all the volunteers and staff at the Museum. Indeed,children of all ages enjoy the getting close up and into many of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see what the museum was like before it has its major revamp with a large hanger coming in 2020 with lottery funding. There are approximately 15 aircraft or cockpits of aircraft on the site with half of these outside and exposed to...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jonathan for writing the reveview of our museum.Its much appreciated. We have closed the Museum today in preparation for the start of major refurbishement that will see the building of a new Hangar and Learning Centre that will improve the visitor experience as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had expected that the museum would have some explanation about the development of the Mosquito, the company - or indeed anything relevant. I'm sure that if you are interested in the change from a mark 54 to a mark 55 sprocket, this will be...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Simon for taking the time to write a review of the museum but it would seem that you didn’t have the time to enter the main Hangar at the Museum where you would have found three of the de Havilland Mosquitos ,including the protototype.In...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum today and I am glad as it is the last chance to see it in its old format, as in a weeks time it closes for the winter as it is undertaking a massive redevelopment including a new hanger which I...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank Ross for taking the time to write a positive review of the Museum and hope to see you back next year.we close for the winter next Sunday 4thNovember and reopen on 17th February .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is twenty years since we visited this aircraft museum, home of the mosquito airplane. It is much bigger, better organised and has more on display. And there are many volunteers waiting to answer questions, show the visitor more and infect us with their enthusiasm.

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of our Museum.Its Much appreciated especially by our unpaid volunteers who are passionate about the de Havilland legacy. We close for the winter next Sunday 4th November and reopen on Sunday 17th February. Hope to see you again in 2019.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum which was well worth the entry fee. Lots to see and do and the volunteers were extremely knowledgeable. Kept us busy for an afternoon despite not being air enthusiasts. We enjoyed all the aircraft we could walk through/ sit in. Shop/ food offer...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your Review Sam-we really appreciate you taking the time to visiit our Museum and making your comments. We're about to start a major development while the Museum is closed for the winter which will enhance the vistor experience and provide much needed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive, quite depressing, and a somewhat arrogant manager. There is no cafe, just a crude hot water machine and 2 small tables. No cooked food, and you'll be followed by the staff with "Can't go there" Mustn't go here" " You can't do this" to...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael Thank you for taking the time to write to me and sorry that that you had a poor experience at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum. Frankly most of our visitors would find it difficult to agree with you comments as you may have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place! Fascinating history of the Mosquito aircraft, which was no doubt the unsung hero of the war. Everyone’s heard about the Spitfire and the Lancaster, but we should all know about the de Havilland Mosquito. Fascinating journey into the realms of commercial flight after...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a positive review of our Museum.Our volunteers will really appreciate your comments particularly about the de Havilland Mosquito as we have three examples of the aorcraft on display including the iconic protoype.In fact its the only twin engine...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I have passed this museum hundreds of times, using the M25, but I was always going somewhere else. I treated myself on my birthday and had a most enjoyable time. I should have allowed more time. There's so much there to look at and read....More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review of our Museum.It would be great to welcome you back next year-we're developing a Comet 1 simulator that should be operational soon-take off from a virtual Heathrow and fly away.In November we start building...More

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MichaelJohnMichael
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am afraid so,
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Response from Richarddays | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can sit in most of the air crafts. But I did not record the number. Sorry for late response just opened my Trip Advisor account.
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Hoffy880
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Response from jedplan | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it is possible to sit in the cockpit of some of the aircraft and go into the cabins of some of the commercial jets. The whole site is very user- and child-friendly. There is a good café.
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